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, everyone. president obama this morning condemned the overnight attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed american ambassador chris stevens along with three american members of his staff. a senior defense official tells nbc news there is no indication that any u.s. marines are among the dead or wounded. anti-american protesters have also gathered for a second day outside the u.s. embassy in cairo, egypt. the protests in both countries were apparently triggered by a privately produced american video that denounces islam. president obama has ordered increased security for u.s. diplomats around the world. >>> the white house says president obama and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu reaffirmed their commitment to keep iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. the two leaders spoke by hour by phone. netanyahu has been urging the u.s. and other nations to set what he called clear red lines for iran. >>> chicago's school system is at a standstill for a third day as the teachers union and school district negotiators failed to reach an agreement tuesday night. the union says a dea
>>> on our broadcast tonight, the crisis following the killing of an american ambassador in libya, murdered along with three other americans as the consulate is attacked. the president says justice will be done, but what sparked this furious attack? the response is now part of the race for president. mitt romney is taking fire tonight for t way he went on the attack politically. >>> also tonight, who we are, the numbers who will get your attention about the number of americans struggling to pay for gas and food and medicare. >>> and making an addition to the classroom, that is turning out to be a powerful idea. and as apple unveils the newest iphone, guess what just became gone? >> in new york, this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. >>> good evening, he was a u.s. foreign service officer, a diplomat representing his country, all he everyone wanted to be, chris steven was the u.s. ambassador to libya, killed last night in the attack in the city of been georgiay a total of four americans were killed, america vowed this will are justice, turns out 911 was a bad day for oversea
in libya since muammar gaddafi was ousted. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant, then gave his life trying to help build a better libya. the world needs more chris stevens's. >> the administration made it clear it was carried out by libyans, but not by libya. it said the country was working to find and punish those responsible. meanwhile, the united states is stepping up personnel for diplomatic personnel in libya and around the globe. in washington, brian moore, wbal-tv 11 news. >> baltimore county officials are stepping up security after middle school student brought a gun to class and ended at himself and fellow students. the latest on the investigation and how the community is reacting in an update. >> school officials tell us they are increasing their presence of baltimore county schools and the county has ordered 10 hand-held metal detectors for officers to use of their discretion. stemmers run middle school involved a frantic scene involving a 13-year-old classmate tuesday morning. they say in a eighth grader brandished a loaded gun and aimed it at his teacher, fellow classma
of what exactly happened in libya when our u.s. ambassador was killed more than two weeks ago on 9/11. we'll hear from a top obama adviser, david plouffe, in a moment. but first, joining me now, the republican governor of new jersey chris christie. welcome back to "meet the press." >> happy to be back, david. good morning. >> the key battleground states, nine of them, we've been polling in nine of them, and all nine it's obama advantage across the board. look at ohio, plus seven. virginia, plus five. these are key states. is the race over? >> absolutely not. and that happened pretty quickly, right, david? you saw the change in those polls happen very quickly. and i'm here to tell you it can happen very quickly back the other way, and i think the beginning of that is wednesday night when governor romney for the first time gets on the same stage with the president of the united states and people can make a direct comparison about them and their visions for the future. and wednesday night is the restart of this campaign and i think you'll see the numbers start to move right back in the other
, in tonight for brian. it has been more than two weeks since the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans were killed at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. tonight, a rare reversal, tonight, the intelligence officials say they originally got it wrong. patience, with the investigation, and shifting explanations from the administration. tonight, members of congress from both parties are demanding answers, and on the ground in libya, the american officials sent to piece this case together can't even get to the scene of the attack. we begin tonight with our justice correspondent, pete williams in washington, good evening. >> reporter: savannah, it is a very unusual statement, the top officials admitted today that the attacks that were spontaneous were wrong, but getting answers to exactly what did happen has not been that easy. the u.s. understanding of what happened in libya said a spokesperson for the director of national intelligence continues to evolve. tonight, the dni says "we revised our initial assessment to reflect the intelligence." they believe it was an organized attack, an
that with a statement. what he did was inject himself into a fast-moving story that was in libya and what he was criticizing with egypt but he couldn't decouple himself from those fast-moving events. what romney tried to do is start a comprehensive argument about what is the u.s. policy post eye rab spring? he's yet to make that argument and if he doesn't, he's going to look more crass and opportunistic and less insightful. chris: you cover the white house, helene, what was their reaction among the people actually around the president when they saw romney jump on this thing and -- in such an awkward way? >> i think they were shocked. such an unforced and unnecessary error on mitt romney's part. and at that moment, president obama, when he came out with that statement, president obama was talking to having a one-hour conversation with the israeli prime minister on the phone. they were also getting a lot of reports that they knew at that point that the libyan embassy was under siege. they didn't know that ambassador christopher stevens, he was unaccounted for then. there were a lot of fast-mov
circumcis circumc . >>> on our broadcast tonight, days of rage, egypt, libya, now yemen, the protests against the u.s. are spreading. we're live tonight in cairo and tripoli. >>> also tonight, a navy seal who lost his life in thie ining attack on the consulat >>> and new numbers, and what we're polling, including what the post-convention bounce has done for the president in a critical state at a critical time. >>> your money, a big announcement on the economy, what it could mean for mortga mortgages, with retirement savings and jobs for a lot of americans. >>> and a big moment for the duchess, what she is drinking is getting so much attention nightly news begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. >>> good evening, tonight, across a huge and uneasy region, where arab spring has long ago faded into something more complicated. today, there were protests in no fewer than several locations. today, the violence is in cairo where the protesters stormed the u.s. embassy. then the terrible lightning attack on the u
after the horrific killing of the u.s. ambassador to libya. >>> money out the window. bank robbery suspects hurl cash after a high speed chase. > and baby buzz, what kate has been turning down that's > and baby buzz, what kate has been turning down that's sparking pregnancy rumors. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. today we begin with firing back. in response to deadly attacks in libya that killed a u.s. ambassador u.s. war slips been sent to the coast and an elite group of marines will ramp up security. all of this as the obama administration responds to criticism from republican rifle mitt romney while investigating whether the attacks were specifically coordinated to take place on the anniversary of 9/11. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: in cairo, another demonstration at the u.s. embassy. and after what happened in libya, president obama was harsh. in an interview on telemundo. >> they don't have traditions of civil society. >> reporter: not at the u.s. consulate in ben zbaz gi on the eleven anniversary
muslims attacked another u.s. embassy. like in libya tuesday, today the anti-american writing in yemen got out of control. storming the u.s. embassy and breaking in before police beat them back. no americans were reported hurt. it is the third arab nation wracked by protest aimed at the u.s.. this was egypt last night, another outburst of anger over the current anti-muslim movie said to be made in the u.s.. secretary of state clinton tried to make clear about the video today. >> we absolutely reject the content and message. >> still, criticism from mitt romney after he accused the obama administration of sympathizing with the rioters. for the president, a foreign crisis with a chance to show of leadership and a chance for a high-profile stumble. >> i want people around world to hear me, to all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. >> in libya, the investigation is the starting. beside the four murders and the riots, there is the bloody rebellion in syria, and new pressure on the u.s. from israel to get tougher on iran over nuclear weapons. republicans are implyin
.s. forces are headed that way. >> theat. forces are headed to libya this morning. we're learning protesters have gathered outside the embassy in yemen. >> after protesters scaled the wall in cairo, an assault left cars burnt to ash and four americans dead including ambassador chris stevens. president obama is vowing vengeance. >> as for the ones we lost last night, we will bring their killers to justice. >> the u.s. looks into whether the violence was sparked by an inflammatory islam movie was actually planned. >> the question is was there a serious underlying extremist terrorist act here and if so, by who? >> we can't say for sure or certain this is an al qaeda event. it has all the hallmarkors an al qaeda events. >> i condemn them. muslims condemn them and know they are not in keeping with the islamic principlors justice. >> senator john mccain cautioned the libyan assault disease not represent the country's people. -- does not represent the country's people. >> that is not the real libya. >> the state department has now issued a travel advisory against libya. we are seeing developments i
to those involved in the killing. a group of marines has been deployed to libya. our reporter joins us now from washington. how is this situation playing out among the different parties when it comes to the presidential campaign? >> net romney inserted himself into this situation by issuing a statement last night here. he spoke about it today at a campaign event. [no audio] he said it was akin to an apology and the obama administration is sending mixed signals to the world. that juror a strong response from the president who did respond to it directly when he made a statement at the rose garden. he says romney has a tendency to shoot first. >> the obama administration is looking into whether to this was tied to the 9/11 anniversary. >> many in the intelligence and coordinate it -- intelligence committee said this was too coordinated to be something spontaneous. but they say they don't necessarily have a motive just yet. >> has the president mentioned anything about their relationship with libya? >> he did earlier today in condemning those attacks, that u.s. will work with the libyan govern
this week in libya, as the president vows the sacrifice will never be forgotten. >>> meanwhile, the rage against americans grows more violent. our team is on the ground i libya and egypt. >>> and here it looks like it is done on the teacher's strike, being watched across this country. >>> cold case, a little girl who never came home, and tonight, half a century later, a man whose alibi fell apart. >>> also, the royal uproar over new and intruding photos on kate middleton and her husband. >>> and tonight, invoking the memory of diana, nightly news begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc world headquarters in new york, this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. >>> good evening, the news got worse for the united states overseas today as anti-u.s. protests over the film that denigrates the prophet, muhammed, spread to nearly 20 countries now. the violence has erupted in what is the cradle of spring, and in benghazi, the attack that killed four americans, including the first ambassador to die in decades. this was a somber day at andrew's air force base as th
to libya where we are learning new details about the attack that killed four americans including the u.s. ambassador there. eamon mojadin has an exclusive interview tonight. good evening. >> reporter: the details of the attack that killed the american ambassador and three others may not be clear. according to libya's president there is no doubt in his mind who is responsible for the attack. the charred remains of the u.s. consulate in benghazi. libya's president said today the attack was not the aftermath of a spontaneous outburst of street protests over an anti-islam movie. >> i have no doubts about this. it is a preplanned attack. with criminal intentions. >> reporter: for the first time president magriev said it wasn't just libyans involved in the attack. without giving details he said foreigners participated in planning and orchestrating the assault. >> we have assumptions and we have some information. and all the information that we have now leads to the same direction. >> reporter: one possible reason the u.s. was targeted -- revenge. earlier this year a u.s. drone strike killed
in libya. nbc's tracie potts has the latest from washington. >> reporter: mara, good morning, there have been arrests in the killings. our workers who were in benghazi have all been evacuated to tripoli. there there are only emergency staff working in the embassy as there are fears today across the pond and here about more violence in the region. more demonstrations overnight. more tear gas. more rocks thrown at police. so far, more than 200 have been injured in protests at 11 u.s. compounds and despite a call for calm by egypt's president, there's concern about more violence today after friday prayer. >> we are going to bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. >> reporter: the fbi is sending a team from new york to germany, then ben ghazbenghazi. they said they're looking for more. >> we have to protect our people. we have to protect the americans. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton identified the two security guards who were killed. >> they were good and great men. they were committed to the cause of building a brighter future for the people of libya. >> rep
about the widely respected diplomat killed in the attack in libya. >> he was a great person to be with. he was funny and inspirational on many levels. >>> also tonight we check in on the low road during this decision 2012. >> never worked addae in her life. >>ed to koppel takes us inside the industry where they spend every moment of every day watching and listening for the next comment that could blow sky high. >> you have people sitting there with headsets. zo >> gaffe seekers. the whole campaign is about gaffes. >> he's the most googled person on earth. perhaps fitting because justin bieber came to us via the web. tonight his goals for adult life. >> i just don't want to be another teen heartthrob. >> a famous musician and heartthrob turns 18. >> i feel like they're judging me based on my music and the not based on the flick of my hair, although that's fine. i don't hate that. >> plus, the back story of the handcuffed lovers in the photo that's been the talk of the web this week. that and more as "rock center" gets under way. >>> good evening, and welcome. we have done some rearrangi
.s. consulate in libya. this morning, questions about whether that was a spontaneous uprising or a coordinated terror atta. >>> who is -- the police officer caught on camera grabbing a 77-year-old woman from her car after a traffic stop. >> get out of the car, lady! >> but did her behavior moments earlier leave the officer with no other choice? >>> and ryan seacrest talks to justin bieber in what could be his most revealing interview yet today, thursday, september 13th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursy morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer, and we're following breaking news once again this morning. let's take a look at these live images from cairo where security forces are clashing with demonstrators. it's near the u.s. embassy and it's happening for a second straight day. this after angry protesters made it on to the grounds of the embassy in yemen's capital city overnight. >> there are reports that the perimeter of the compound there was breached and american flags burned. but we're told order has now bee
the perpetrators were, what their motivations were. but the pentagon sent two warships closer to libya, but offered few specifics. >> we are prepared to respond to any contingency. we have not been assigned a specific mission pear cracks in the gun officials say they will assist with the investigation if called upon. nikole killion, wbal-tv 11 news. >> members of the maryland council met -- at the maryland muslim council met to condemn the violence in libya and egypt. >> we want to emphasize that this is no way allowed in our religion of islam. anyone who doesn't is not doing the right thing. we stand with our american brothers and sisters in condemning this violence. >> the nightly news team is tracking the tensions abroad. stay tuned for live coverage from overseas blush reaction from washington. >> state delegate tiffany alston and state prosecutors have reached an agreement to resolve the two criminal cases against her without going to trial. she is accused of using campaign funds to buy a wedding dress and using taxpayer money to pay an employee of her law warm. >> the lawyer for anne arundel
>>> good morning, mounting mideast tensions, libya's president calls the consulate assault preplanned by foreign elements as the u.s. beefs up security today and embassies worldwide there is a deadly attack in afghanistan and tensions ratchet up this morning between israel and iran. >>> putting up a great front, the duke and duchess of cambridge keep a stiff upper lip during an overseas trip as their lawyers get set to go to court to keep more topless photos of the duchess from being published. >>> and happy birthday to us. "weekend today" turns 25 years old and this morning we're looking back at 25 years of breaking news. >> saddam hussein was hanged -- >> treks around the world -- >> good morning from shanghai. >> and, of course, good times. >> go "weekend today." >> and many of your favorite co-hosts are back to take a stroll down memory lane. today, sunday, september 16, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone, welcome to "today" on a sat saty morning. i'm lester hold. >> we are happy. >> that's quite a wide shot there. all hav
the arab world. and an attack on the u.s. consulate in libya kills ambassador chris stephens and three others. >> the people of egypt, libya, yemen, and tunisia did not trade the tyranny of a dictator for the tyranny of a mob. >> but in this highly charged campaign environment, new questions about how the obama administration should respond enter the political debate. >> the administration was wrong to stand by statements sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in egypt instead of condemning their actions. >> this morning, we'll talk to a key member of the president's foreign policy team, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice. >>> also this morning, an exclusive network interview with a key player in the middle east, the prime minister of israel, benjamin netanyahu. have relations between his country and the u.s. have hit a new low over the looming nuclear threat from iran? >> those in the international community that refuse to put red lines before iran don't have a moral right to place a red light before israel. >>> sorting out u.s. options in the middle e
is week. >> all this as the president vows to punish the killers of our ambassador in libya and three other americans killed on tuesday. >> we will bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. >> already the fbi is headed to the countries to investigate. the libyan authorities vowed to halt the u.s. seek justice. nbc news. >> members of the maryland muslim council are condemning the violence in libya and egypt. >> we want to emphasize the killing of diplomats and ambassadors is in no way allowed in our religion. and anyone who does it is not doing the right thing in any way. and we stand with our american brothers and sisters in condemning this violence. >> the council gathered at the mosque in woodland on thursday. it has a congregation of 10,000 people. new at noon, baltimore county police have arrested a suspect in the murder of an elderly couple. and police say they consider matthew a suspect in the death of his grandparents. they suffered a traumatic injury. he has been found on an oklahoma. we are told he is in a local hospital there. baltimore county detectives have
.s. will work with libya to bring those responsible to justice. we have the very latest from washington. >> in cairo tonight, another demonstration at the u.s. embassy. what happened in libya -- in an interview and -- attacked.onsulate was the ambassador and three others were killed. >> how could this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save? >> hitting the internet where clips from an anti-muslim movie said to be made in america. that is no excuse, said the president this morning. >> we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. there is no justification for this type of senseless violence. >> the bodies of the u.s. dead were taking back home. mitt romney plans president obama. for u.s. officials, -- >> an apology for america's values is never the right course. >> a partisan fight as people gather at the white house to mourn the fallen diplomats. >> president obama vowed to bring the killers to justice. he charged mitt romney's shoot first and came later. >> here at home, speed cameras in baltimore city are producing more money for the budg
that that is the case. >> the u.s. is working with the government of libya to figure out who was responsible for the attack. and nbc national security analyst predicts that bringing the perpetrators to justice may not be an easy road. >> ultimately, we are going to be very reliant on the government of libya. >> still to come, if you think you face challenges when body training, wait until you hear this story. >> we take a look at the map. two different parts to the weather and a little rain in between. we look at how that moves in our direction coming up. the sun is shining. at the ocean, 75 degrees on >> in the "medical alert," the state of maryland reports 25 of the showcases of west nile virus this year, including two deaths. officials will spray in baltimore county and starred in the milford mill area in a one- mile radius around campfield road. crews will also spray and area of anne arundel county next tuesday. for more information on the the spring, visit our website, wbaltv.com [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] starting next week, mcdonald's restaurants will lis
stepped up tonight in the wake of a deadly attack on a consulate in libya that left four americans dead, including the u.s. ambassador. >> there are new concerns whether that they have been related to 9/11. let's go live now to our washington bureau for the latest. >> the white house official says it's premature to speculate about the motives. but some say it was too coordinated to be something spontaneous. >> he was a career diplomat. he was killed and a line of duty along with three other americans after a fiery attack by a militant mob at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the president condemned the attack. >> make no mistake -- we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> the president was joined by hillary clinton and accompanied her to the state department to offer support to staff. >> this is not easy. today, many americans are asking, indeed i asked myself, how could this happen? >> american officials are investigating whether with a planned strike to mark the 9/11 anniversary. other protests broke out at u.s. embassy i
out against the u.s. and libya in egypt yesterday resulting in the death of at least one american. in libya last night, smoke and flames billowed out of the u.s. consulate in benghazi after they clashed with armed muslim protesters throwing handmade bombs at the compound. the gun men were outraged at a film which criticizes islam and the prophet mohammed. while strongly condemning the attacks, secretary of state hillary clinton confirms that one state department officer was killed in the protest. >>> earlier tuesday anger over that same film boiled over at the u.s. embassy in cairo. thousands cheered while demonstrators pulled down the american flag and replaced it with a black islamic flag. >>> the white house is denying reports with a split with israel over iran's nuclear weapons program. president obama spoke on the telephone for an hour with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. they are reunited in their determination to stop iran from building a nuclear weapon. the statement refuted earlier reports that the president requested a meeting with netanyahu in washington next
the libyan assault does not represent the people. >> that is not the real libya. the libya chris stevens knew and learned to love so well. >> the state department has issued a travel and a rise against libya. we are seeing the u.s. stepped up security and diplomatic outposts around the world, including obviously in some of the areas where we are seeing the crowds gather. >> we are learning of a similar protest in yemen. what can you tell us about that? >> one of these locations. it is really developing. at this point, we know the crowd has stormed the embassy, breach of the security perimeter, but it not to make it onto the actual ground of the embassy inside any buildings. but a very active scene. burning the flag. kinda similar to what we saw in cairo on tuesday. and you saw on the live pictures, their new protest in egypt as well. in yemen, we understand the situation is calm down but we are keeping an eye on it. there were reports of shots fired and tear gas. >> a very volatile situation of overseas. thank you, haley. 66 degrees in downtown baltimore. they just added a thousand new slots.
on traffic pulse 11. >> well, this morning, a few arrested in libya after the attacks in libya. >> the u.s. is also bracing for more protests after prayer. what are the latest details out of libya this morning? >> stan and mindy, we're waking up to the news that four people have been arrested there. but it's too soon to tell if these suspects have any ties to the extremist groups. >> anti-american protests have now spread to a reported 11 countries. >> our demand is that president obama appears and makes an official poll apology. >> they are -- >> we absolutely reject its content and message >> now they are preparing for more protests. >> it's friday and a day of prayer in the islamic world and i really hope that cooler minds prevail. >> the justice department nowal involved in the investigation into the deaths of four americans including navy seal tyrone woods and glen daugherty. >> glen was an amazing human being. and we're devastated. >> the safety of diplomats overseas are of key concern. >> i think there's going to be a lot of focus on security around the consulates. >> i'val direct
stevens at the u.s. embassy compound in benghazi, libya, new reporting tonight on the security situation before the fatal attack. >> reporter: today, the burned out consulate in benghazi is sealed off, and security is tight. but why was there not more security the 94 americans were killed? over the weekend, the ambassador, susan rice claims, there was a strong security presence at the consulate. >> we had security personnel in benghazi, a significant number, and tragically, must be the four were two u.s. security personnel. >> reporter: but other sources cont contradit that account, saying that they saved lives, and were not in libya to provide personal security for the embassy or for consulate personnel. and u.s. officials say consulate security consisted of a u.s. regional security officer and a local militia, known as the february 17th group, which guarded the outpost. the embassy, chris stevens, often had little security personnel detail. >> the security there was very low, i would characterize it as no security whatsoever. shocking and irresponsible. >> reporter: that, even though l
-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 6:09. 54 degrees on tv hill. >> what has prompted the violence in libya? >> iphone users are waiting with bated breath this morning. >> 3 baltimore city schools will unveil their brand of libraries today. >> we're keeping tabs of an accident that you want to avoid this morning and we will check >> good morning. this is a live view of downtown. it is a beautiful start to the day. temperatures in the low 60's and the upper 50's. you can look inside and see the crescent moon with clear skies. i am live outside of one of the baltimore city schools on failing their brand of library today. thomas johnson elementary middle. dr.here with their library, sharon smith. this is very exciting. you have seen the transformation. >> there are no words for it. we started out with a small library and now we have a 21st century library and it is wonderful. >> the first thing i notice was the bright orange color. >> it will be wonderful for the kids. it will make them happy. they will be happy to be in that space. without the 4000 new books and without the many computers that were prov
. >>> we're learning more about the attack on the american consulate in benghazi, libya, which killed a u.s. ambassador and three other americans. the obama administration says it was a planned terrorist attack, and the fbi is investigating a possible al qaeda link, and an issue that secretary of state hillary clinton discussed total. meanwhile, ann curry set down with the president of libya to discuss the situation. >> reporter: would you call the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi an act of terrorism? >> i have no doubt about that. and it is a pre-planned act of terrorism directed against american citizens. >> reporter: you're confirming that rpgs were used in the original attack? >> mortars -- >> reporter: they were used in the attack? >> yes. >> reporter: and do you know how many mortars were used? >> about 500. >> reporter: and you were saying they're fired with such accuracy that this could not have been done by somebody who didn't have experience? >> experience and knew what he was doing. >> reporter: and this is what is helping to convince you that this was a pre-planned att
states. >>> what really happened in the attack that killed our ambassador in the consulate in libya? was it a protest gone bad, or terrorists? >>> and school lunch, why some schools are serving meals at an hour that makes no sense. >>> and allergies, why people who never complained before are suffering right now. >>> also tonight, making a difference report, nightly news begins right now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, it won't bring back the u.s. ambassador or the three other americans who were murdered, including two former navy s.e.a.l.s, but tonight, after the night they died, the storming at the u.s. consulate was labelled an act of terrorist, that was not the initial story. some have given conflicting versions of who happened there that night. we begin with what it does mean. our chief correspondent, andrea mitchell, good evening. >>> good evening, tonight, the white house confirmed the attack was an act of terror, officials say by al qaeda members. questions remain why it was planned and why initial reports were wrong. under heavy guard, secre
-- recent violence and libya is working to predict attacks. >> new >> one university professor is raising the question, was agees as married? she has proved that may have been talked about among early christians tried >> it's an interesting theory. the findings are based on a document that might can chains -- that might contain the phrase "my wife" which was likely spoken by jesus. we are leaf -- we have some reaction -- is this a controversial topic was are >> this should rekindle debates that have already been going on about this topic. it centered around one aspect of the life of jesus, a central figure of those committed to the christian faith. if this small piece of what one's colors as a fragment of an ancient document from the fourth century. it might hold be in answer to the question was jesus the son of got married? is it the first case we have of christians claiming jesus had a wife. the doctor is helping to translate the text at a conference of coptic experts credit belongs to a private collector who asked her to analyze it. that was enough to generate conversation on the stree
pays respects to those killed in libya this week. the latest, coming up. >> and on a winning streak, the orioles head west to take on oakland. 11 news saturday morning starts right now. >> you're watching wbal tv-11, live, local, late breaking. >> welcome to 11 news saturday morning, i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm jennifer franciotti. first we are going to check outside with meteorologist john collins. when i stepped outside, it was getting windy, a little cloudy. >> it was nice out. >> but beautiful, warm. >> it's comfortable. there are clouds and a cold front is going through stirring up the breeze a little bit but there's no rain with it. >> that's nice. >> beginning to be a little dry here and there but no rain with the front and our temperatures the past couple of days are in the low to mid 80's for highs so this front will knock things back about 10 degrees. the front is generating a little shower activity up by new york city. the front is over the chesapeake bay right now. east of the bay, there's a southerly breeze, swinging around the next couple of hours and the northwest b
>>> good morning. breaking news. anti-american protesters attack a u.s. consulate in libya and the embassy in cairo, egypt. this after a controversial film ignites a wave of violence. this morning, libyan officials tell nbc news that the u.s. ambassador to libya is dead along with three others. we're live in cairo. >>> high expectations. apple unveiling its newest version of the iphone today. what are the new features? how much will it cost? and can it keep apple on top of the smartphone game? >>> and life after murder. the first images of scott peterson on death row at san quentin prison for the murder of his pregnant wife and unborn child. we'll talk to the journalist given ray access inside the notorious prison today, wednesday, september 12th, 2012. nbc-universal television captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1 ak-in rockefeller, plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm savannah guthrie. we're followinging breaking news that the u.
in libya on september 11. >> was this a target of or was this something with support and direction from the outside. >> a day after receiving the bodies of the four americans killed in the libya attack, president obama sent a signal to the world. >> those who attack our people will find no escape from justice. >> while the anti-american protests are cooling off. >> he has coddled and appeased those who want to do us harm. >> the political rhetoric at home is as heated as ever. >> meantime, the man linked to the anti-islam film was escorted by sheriff's deputies to be interviewed by federal probation officers. he was convicted of federal bank fraud charges two years ago. officials stressed he is not under arrest. >> in southwest baltimore, a shooting has left one man in critical condition this morning. police were called to the 500 block of coventry road around 12:15 saturday afternoon where officers found the victim with several gunshot wounds. there's no word on a motive. in north baltimore, police are looking into a suspicious death. the body of a man was found inside the car in the 4
a lot of people around the world. but not in libya or egypt because google has blocked access to the video there because of the sensitive situation. >> thank you, halle. meanwhile an overwhelming condemnation of those actions overseas. members of the maryland muslim council stood outside of the state east largest mosque to condemn the aoverseas and spread peace. >> the killing of the ambassadors is in no way allowed in our religion of islam, and anyone who does it is not doing the right thing and is not helping the religion in any way. and we stand with our american brothers and sisters in condemning this violence. >> we condemn it, and we hope that this will not ignite more violence. >> the council leaders point out while they don't condone or accept disparaging remarks on the islamic faith, their rules are not to react with violence. >> and we laronned the 19-year-old shooting victim on a campus was not a student but visiting his cousin who was a member of the morgan state football team and the victim was targeted. also the shooter was not a student at morgan. university off
it on youtube. in libya, a tribute to ambassador chris stevens. >> chris was able to help protect our city, but the city was unable to protect him. >> the u.s. says libyan authorities and the fbi are cooperating, but libya is running the investigation into stevens' death. >> these are not the people who were demonstrating for democracy. these are the people who are the losers. these are the al qaeda-type elements that are seeking to overthrow what has been achieved. >> anti-american protests around the region continue with some countries unable to protect our embassies. >> we had governments that had a lot of will to protect us but may have overestimated the capability of the forces that they had around and had to augment. >> for now our embassy in kabul is closed. americans are warned not to travel to afghanistan. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> we have a handful of accidents that we are tracking. the roads are wet. 424 at 450, a crash you want to avoid. down to 19 miles per hour at the west side beginning at reisterstown road. th
with the deadly attack on a u.s. consulate in libya. this as violent demonstrations rage outside the embassy in cairo yet again. >>> royal uproar. a french magazine publishes photos of the duchess of cambridge sunbathing topless at a private french villa. this morning the palace is furious saying kate is being hounded by the press like princess diana. >>> and giddy-up. it is the hottest song in dance on the planet. psy's "gangnam style." ♪ and his fans have packed our plaza ready to dance with the fan himself friday, september 14th, 2012. >>> from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie and david, as they say in korean -- >> how you doing? >> what language is that? >> i'm david gregory. matt has the morning off. >> you didn't say it. >> probably a good thing. take a look at this crowd. we knew psy's song was popular. this is unbelievable. every day is a philosophy of life, dancing, that's it. >> sunday it's "meet the press" and friday it's invis
protests in at least 11 different countries. an anti-muslim video sparked angry protests in benghazi, libya where a u.s. ambassador and three other americans were killed. the nightly been officials now have arrested an unspecified number of militants suspected of taking part in that attack. they also say they are closely monitoring others to see if they are linked to the group. the deputy interior minister is now saying the benghazi attack was a two-part operation. they say ambassador chris stevens and the other americans were killed in an initial violence just as libyan and u.s. security forces arrived to rescue the consulate staff. two more americans were killed and a number of others wounded. u.s. officials are also bracing for more violent clashes in other parts of the muslim world. >> there are many muslim leaders who are condemning the attacks. kai reed met with some of them here in maryland who say the attacks were in no way representative of the islamic faith. >> we hope people will come to their senses and to understand that everyone has a right to survive and lived. >> the killing
, lawmakers emerged from a closed-door intelligence briefing, no closer to a motive in libya. >> again, all this is still very fluid. >> the white house pushed back on reports that it failed to act on any kind of warning. >> we were not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the u.s. mission was planned or imminent. >> meantime, we have learned the white house has reportedly asked youtube to review the inflammatory film in question to see if it is in compliance. >> thanks. threats of a loss of of being made against the woman who came forward in a sexual harassment case against john leopold. barry semmeses live in the newsroom. who is making the threats and why? >> an attorney says his three clients, who all work for the county executive, are highly agitated and aggravated. they claim statements made in an affidavit by another employee are untrue. than it is another sign of the intensity of the legal battle involving executive john leopold and a former employee. she is suing the county, claiming sexual harassment and wrongful termination, but a female employee on m
on america. >> crisis one was the attack in libya that caused what -- cost four u.s. lives and the anti american riots throughout the middle east. president obama urged understanding. >> if we are serious about these ideas, we must speak honestly about the deeper causes of the crisis. >> also in new york, mitt romney said a big cause is not enough jobs in muslim nations. he promised aid to promote private industry. >> nothing we can do as a nation will make a more permanent change than sharing the insight that lies at the foundation of america's own economy. >> crisis number two is iran. mahmoud ahmadinejad yesterday called for the elimination of israel. >> make no mistake, a nuclear iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> the prime minister of israel is publicly pushing obama to threaten force. he did not. >> we want to solve this through diplomacy. we still believe there is time to do so, but tthat time is not unlimited. >> standing up for israel, but standing up to benjamin netanyahu. at the united nations in new york, i am steve handlesman, wbal-tv 11 news. >> baltimore de
's killing and libya a terrorist attack. >> one major question remains. we'll have the latest coming up. >> the latest political ammunition in the race for the white house is a 14-year-old audio tape. you'll your part of it, coming up. >> the orioles get younger in the bullpen and after last night, they will need that youthful energy. [ male announcer ] airtran airways is having a sale. which means our already low fares...are even lower. that's like making the grand canyon...grander. or the great lakes...greater. or the rocky mountains... rockier. you know what i mean. lucky for you, airtran offers flights to destinations like these across the u.s. we just made something awesome, awesomer. airtran is having a sale with flights starting at 69 dollars one-way. all with wifi. book today at airtran.com. go. there's nothing stopping you. >> top u.s. security officials are calling the killings at u.s. embassy last week a terrorist attack. but what remains under debate is whether the attack was planned are spontaneous. officials are looking at indications that the individuals may have that con
about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: the u.s. diplomat who loved libya but who was murdered there. his u.s. consulate in benghazi burned. >> there are no words that excuse the killing of innocence. there's no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. >> reporter: there was no sympathy from the president, but he called for a deeper look into the root causes of anti-u.s. muslim rioting and demanded muslim leaders do more now. >> it is time to marginalize those who, even when not directly resorting to violence, use hatred of america or the west or israel as the central organizing principle of politics. >> reporter: iran's president, ahmadinejad, called for elimination of israel. >> make no mistake, a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> reporter: israeli prime minister netanyahu publicly pushed president obama. he didn't. >> america wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy and we believe there is still time and space to do so. >> reporter: mitt romney was in new york saying not enough good jobs in muslim nations leads to radicali
-muslim video blame for sparking the attack on the u.s. embassy in libya. he said the attack is an indefensible attack on america. >> accrued and disgusting video. there should be no doubt we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bring them to justice. >> mr. obama called on world leaders to confront the real cause of rage across the world. the clinton initiative unveiled a new approach to foreign aid, targeted on eliminating barriers to investment and trade in foreign nations. >> in exchange for removing those barriers, developing nations will receive u.s. assistance packages. >> from the also joked about sharing the stage with bill clinton. >> there is often a buzz aldrin on social media. a controversial call by nfl replacement referees gave the seattle seahawks a victory over the packers last night. even the president weighed in, saying the dispute was terrible. the nfl today admitted, in its own way, that the puckers should have won the game. they said it was because of an interference call, not the interception. the president urged a resolution, with the referees. >> the loca
in libya. >> our coverage continues online at wbaltv.com and our smartphone app. also, the actress in the film set to have sparked the attack speaking out. you can click on national news. >> closer to home tonight, securities on the forefront of baltimore county school employees after two major gun incidents since the school year began. they met today to review the security measures now in place. our education reporter is live at school headquarters with more on the meeting. >> the superintendent will be first to tell you these have been trying times for the school system. all the more reason, he says, for people to become more aware of their surroundings. >> the district-wide safety meetings were in response to gun incidents at perry hall high school and stammers run middle school. school principals were also ordered to review school crisis plans already on the books. the school system's communications director says there is a reason why the superintendent is calling for review. >> we want to make sure that people are really paying attention, that teachers are comfortable with the
overseas. the bodies of the four americans killed in libya returned to the u.s. on friday. president obama paid tribute to them during a solemn ceremony at andrews air force base. >> four americans, four patriots. they loved this country. and they chose to serve it. and served it well. >> this morning, the violent protests triggered by that film continue across the middle east. in response, including a coalition base in afghanistan. jim is in cairo. what's the latest? >> well, it's a quiet day here in cairo, but clearly, what happened as a result of that film triggered a spasm of violence across the globe. the effects of the day of rage were felt in afghanistan, two u.s. service members were killed in a sustained taliban attack on marine headquarters there in helmand province. the british royal, prince harry, was based nearby, but he went unhurt. the taliban later claimed that the attack was its response to the film. here in cairo, things do feel like they're getting back to normal. that four-day standoff between protesters and riot police was broken up early this morning. egyptian securit
on libya, he's probably going to have a good answer. he's going to do well in the debates. i think ryan is going to do well in the debates. we've got a long way to go. so it's not over. that said, the trajectory of the campaign has to change. this has been a horrific week for them. even the romney people behind the scenes will tell you, the libya press conference was a nightmare for them. even worse than this 47% video. they've got to right the ship. if they do, long way to go. >> the romney campaign -- in fact, the candidate himself, telling "60 minutes" tonight there is no need for a turn-around in this campaign. david brooks, you wrote a stinging column that got a lot of attention this week, and the headline was, thurston howell romney, referring to "gilligan's island." this suggests he doesn't know about the country and who inhabits it. who are the free loaders? the student getting a loan to go to college or the retiree on social security or medicare? personally, i think he is a kind decent man who says stupid things because he's pretending to be something he's not, some sort of car
were unable to protect him. >> libyan authorities and the fbi are cooperating. libya is running the investigation into his death. >> these are the people who were the losers. these are the al qaeda type elements that are seeking to overthrow what has been achieved. >> protests around the region continue with some countries unable to protect our embassies. >> " we had government that had a lot of will to protect the spill may have overestimated the four cases and had to augment. >> for now our embassy in kabul is closed. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> baltimore city police are investigating a late-night shooting. it happened just before 10:30 last night. a man was found suffering from a gunshot wound. homicide detectives were called to the scene. a rash of car break-ins has residents on alert this morning. >> kim dacey is live outside county police headquarters in towson. >> most of these were crimes of opportunities. people left their cars unlocked. police say there's a string of a least 30 car break-ins over the past two weeks. homeowners say they rifled through the cars and
. which appears to have been the case with baby libya. >> now your insta-weather plus forecast with tom tasselmyer. >> more wet weather coming for some areas. this is the shower we saw a few minutes ago from the south making its way north through the city. it will move toward the eastern part of baltimore county as well on track to northeast. note lightning strikes associated with it but there could be a rumble of thunder. it looks like it is to the south and all of these have been moving slowly to northeast. the bigger storm is more lightning in pennsylvania and parts of new jersey south of the philadelphia area. these will be in our region into the early morning. cannot rule out a passing shower. we are entrenched in a tropical air my -- air mass. 86 at the airport. 86 at chris field and feeling like the summer with the humidity. those numbers are way up in the 70's. 75 at the naval academy. that is a measure of how much moisture is in the atmosphere. it will be monday overnight. overnight lows of 67-75. the remnants of isaac push this into the a atlantic and it is slow to be pushed o
.n. general assembly, focusing on the unrest in libya and the middle east. at times emotional. >> the attacks on the civilians from benghazi were attacks on americans. there should be no doubt that we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringi ini them to justice. and on this we must agree. >> reporter: president obama also drew a line in the sand about iraq's nuclear weapons. >> america wants to resolve this issue through true diplomacy and we need the time and space to do so. a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> reporter: but the president's strong words weren't enough to satisfy mitt romney. >> we can look at iran for the last four years, is iran closer to a nuclear weapon or not? and we know the answer, iraq is closer to a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: it was a media day for both president obama and mitt romney. whether physically in new york or on tv. and both trying to one up each other in praising bill clinton at the former president's annual conference on global giving. >> if there's one thing we have learned in this election season by the w
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